Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is one of the best kept secrets in the mountains of Highlands, NC. Located at the base of the North slope of historic Whiteside Mountain, Wildcat is one of the most spectacular and beautiful locations for a golf course in the United States. George W. Cobb was the course architect, and pointed out to the members that the course is of "Championship" caliber with a mixture of rolling and flat terrain, and without an arduous climb. Six of the present front nine holes are routed through a basin, where at least a dozen sparkling spring-fed streams form the headwaters of the Cullasaja River. The first nine holes were officially opened on July 4, 1965. By 1969, all 18 holes had been completed.
Today, Wildcat is one of the most prestigious clubs in the area, with the addition of a playground, health and fitness centre with an indoor pool, croquet court, 3 har-tru tennis courts, and a 19th hole pavilion & bar with a fireplace. The golf course underwent a total renovation in 2007-2008 by Bill Bergin, a noted golf course architect from Atlanta.